19-year-old critical after ‘juking’war

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Ken Das

AS 19-year-old Anthony Bartholomew remains in a critical condition after being stabbed several times about the body on Lombard Street, Charlestown, last week, his 18-year-old alleged attacker was on Wednesday charged with attempted murder.

Ken Das appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan and was not required to plead to the indictable charge which read that on June 9 at Lombard Street, he wounded Bartholomew with intent to commit murder.

Das, also a horse cart operator of Broad and Lombard Streets was unrepresented.
Police Prosecutor Inspector Gordon Mansfield told the court that both parties lived in the same village.

According to reports, Bartholomew was standing on Lombard Street in the vicinity of the Charlestown Post Office, when he was confronted by the defendant and an argument ensued over a cellular phone.

This resulted in a fight, during which the 18-year-old is alleged to have stabbed the victim several times about his body with an ice pick.
He reportedly surrendered to police at the Ruimveldt Police Station after committing the act, while Bartholomew was admitted to the Georgetown Public Hospital (GPH) in a serious condition.

Das was refused bail based upon the objection raised by the prosecution on the grounds that the victim was still hospitalized. As such he was remanded to prison.
He was also placed under the supervision of a probation officer and the matter was adjourned until June 25.